2018 Subaru XV pricing and specification announced

The all-new second generation Subaru XV has launched in Australia and the Japanese car maker has revealed reduced entry-level pricing and added specification in its new generation compact SUV ahead of first customer deliveries in mid-June.

With added features and enhanced efficiency, entry-level Model Year 2018 Subaru XV 2.0i checks in at $27,990 excluding on-road costs – $1,250 less than the equivalent superseded model.

While upper range variants add technology, they too offer savings, with 2.0i Premium priced at $32,140 – down $600 – and 2.0i-S $35,240, a $300 saving. All stickers are before on-roads.

Subaru has also extended the new XV’s service interval, now offering a 12,500 kilometre/12-month Capped Price Service program (CPS), following the servicing trend set by new generation Impreza. This means servicing costs in the first three years of ownership drop from $2,125.76 to $1,298.19 – a 38.9% saving.

Improving the XV’s versatility and off-road prowess is the new X-Mode which enhances driving performance on poor roads, through integrated control of engine, AWD, braking, and other functions on slippery surfaces. It also works with the hill descent control setting giving drivers greater confidence by maintaining low speeds on downhill slopes.

The new XV features Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist system to mid and range-topping variants. It now includes the new Lane Keep Assist feature, which can correct a driver’s unwitting drift into an adjoining lane. Reverse Automatic Braking is also added to the new XV ingredient list in the range-topping 2.0i-S, together with High Beam Assist.

Power comes from an updated 2.0-litre direct-injection four-cylinder boxer engine delivering 115kW and 196Nm with auto stop/start. It drives all four wheels through the brand’s renown symmetrical all-wheel drive system and paired with a 7-stepped Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

2018 Subaru XV specification

XV 2.0i:


  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Child seat anchor points on back of rear seat; ISOFIX outer rear seats
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual side airbags
  • Front fog lights with integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Rear view camera
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • X-Mode


  • AM/FM tuner CD player, six speakers, Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto compatibility
  • Cruise control – steering wheel buttons
  • New generation touchscreen infotainment unit
  • 60/40 split/fold rear seat
  • 12V/120W power jacks (two)


  • 17-inch alloy wheels (17x7J, with a 225/60R17 99H tyre) – temporary steel spare (185/65/17 90S)
  • Colour-coded mirrors and door handles
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear roof spoiler with LED brake light
  • Rear roof mounted shark fin radio antenna
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof rails

XV 2.0i-L adds:

  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Electric folding mirrors with integrated indicators
  • EyeSight driver assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Leather accented trim steering wheel and gear shift
  • Premium cloth trim
  • Premium 8-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system with steering wheel controls

XV 2.0i Premium adds:

  • Electric sunroof
  • Factory fitted SatNav

XV 2.0i-S adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels (18x7J with a 225/55R18 98V tyre) – temporary steel spare (185/65/17 90S)
  • Alloy pedals
  • Automatic head lights
  • Automatic front wipers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather accented trim
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Steering responsive LED head lights with integrated DRLs
  • Vision Assist features:
    • Blind Spot Monitoring
    • High Beam Assist
    • Lane Change Assist
    • Rear Cross Traffic alert
    • Reverse Automatic Braking

2018 Subaru XV pricing (excluding on-roads)

XV 2.0i$27,990, -$1250
XV 2.0i-L$30,340, +$100
XV 2.0i Premium$32,140, -$600
XV 2.0i-S$35,240, -$300

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